nRF Connect is a powerful generic tool that allows you to scan and explore your Bluetooth low energy (LE) (also called Bluetooth Smart or Version 4.0+ of the Bluetooth specification) devices and communicate with them. The app can also delegate your iPhone/iPad to advertise as a peripheral. It supports number of Bluetooth SIG adopted profiles, as well as Device Firmware Update profile (DFU), Nordic Thingy from Nordic Semiconductor.
- Supports DFU
- Scans for BLE devices
- Shows advertisement data
- Shows RSSI in chart
- Logs Bluetooth related events and method calls
- Connects to any connectable the Bluetooth Smart device
- Discoveries services and characteristics
- Allows to read and write characteristics
- Allows to enable and disable notifications and indications
- Supports the Nordic UART Service
- Parses Apple's and Google's standards of beacons
- Advertise as a peripheral
- Nordic Thingy

- Support on iOS version 9 or later.
- Tested on iPhone 4S and newer
- Compatible with Nordic nRF5_SDK
- nRF5_ Development kits can be ordered from .
- The nRF5_SDK and SoftDevice are available on-line from

For feedback and feature suggestions:

What's New

Version 1.8.3

- Improve performance for scanner
- Add support for experimental buttonless DFU
- Fix issue when observe broadcasting interval

Ratings and Reviews

Something Wrong


Just not running very long before closing. Unusable for me.

Signal strength not visible by the bars as in Nordic Toolbox app.

BLE control for Arduino Primo

Starbit in Fla

Provides a useful interface between iPhone and Arduino Primo nRF52 BLE. After I figured out the symbolism on the app (didn’t see any, I saw that it worked like a charm with the led Switch sketch in the Arduino Primo “BLE” examples directory.

Immediately Crashes

Pat Pannuto

The app immediately crashes and closes when opening. iOS 11.3.1, iPhone 8


Nordic Semiconductor ASA
37.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Nordic Semiconductor ASA


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